MSI Z170A-G45 GAMING (MS-7977)

Performance Results

 
Gaming
Gaming 107%
UFO
Desktop
Desktop 126%
UFO
Workstation
Workstation 77%
Battleship
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing above expectations (69th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 31 performed better. The overall PC percentile is the average of each of its individual components.
ProcessorWith an outstanding single core score, this CPU is the cat's whiskers: It demolishes everyday tasks such as web browsing, office apps and audio/video playback. Additionally this processor can handle moderate workstation, and even light server workloads. Finally, with a gaming score of 102%, this CPUs suitability for 3D gaming is outstanding.
Graphics108% is an outstanding 3D score, it's the bee's knees. This GPU can handle almost all 3D games at very high resolutions and ultra detail levels.
Boot Drive219% is an exceptional SSD score. This drive is suitable for heavy workstation use, it will facilitate fast boots, responsive applications and allow for fast transfers of multi-gigabyte files.
Memory16GB is enough RAM to run any version of Windows and it's more than sufficient for nearly all games. 16GB also allows for very large file and system caches, software development and batch photo editing/processing.
OS VersionWindows 10 is the most recent version of Windows, and the best to date in our opinion.
Run History
SystemMSI MS-7977
MotherboardMSI Z170A-G45 GAMING (MS-7977)  (all builds)
Memory12 GB free of 16 GB @ 2.4 GHz
Display2560 x 1440 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20170515
Uptime8.6 Days
Run DateApr 20 '18 at 10:52
Run Duration134 Seconds
Run User SAU-User
Background CPU2%

 PC Performing above expectations (69th percentile)

Actual performance vs. expectations. The graphs show user score (x) vs user score frequency (y).

Processor Bench Single core Quad core Multi core
Intel Core i5-6600K-$180
U3E1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.5 GHz, turbo 4.5 GHz (avg)
Performing way above expectations (87th percentile)
102% Outstanding
SC Int 138
SC Float 146
SC Mixed 141
113% 142 Pts
QC Int 533
QC Float 566
QC Mixed 530
123% 543 Pts
MC Int 534
MC Float 571
MC Mixed 547
82% 550 Pts
Poor: 64%
This bench: 102%
Great: 107%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GTX 1070-$447
CLim: 2050 MHz, MLim: 2352 MHz, Ram: 8GB, Driver: 391.24
Performing way above expectations (90th percentile)
108% Outstanding
Lighting 332
Reflection 300
Parallax 331
102% 321 fps
MRender 232
Gravity 308
Splatting 240
111% 260 fps
Poor: 88%
This bench: 108%
Great: 111%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Samsung 950 NVMe PCIe M.2 512GB-$600
181GB free
Firmware: 2B0QBXX7 Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SYSTEM 4KALIGNED
Performing as expected (54th percentile)
219% Outstanding
Read 1,891
Write 1,079
Mixed 1,353
319% 1,441 MB/s
4K Read 47.7
4K Write 147
4K Mixed 38.5
199% 77.7 MB/s
DQ Read 435
DQ Write 390
DQ Mixed 213
214% 346 MB/s
Poor: 153%
This bench: 219%
Great: 263%
Hitachi HTS545050A7E380 500GB
345GB free
Firmware: GG2OA7A0 Max speed: SATA 2.0 300 MB/s
NCQ 5400 RPM 4KALIGNED S.M.A.R.T
Performing way above expectations (95th percentile)
57.3% Above average
Read 106
Write 93.7
Mixed 98.8
75% 99.5 MB/s
4K Read 0.42
4K Write 1.09
4K Mixed 0.14
53% 0.55 MB/s
Poor: 31%
This bench: 57.3%
Great: 58%
WD Blue 2.5" 500GB (2013)
177GB free
Firmware: 03.01A03 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
NCQ 5400 RPM 4KALIGNED S.M.A.R.T
Performing above expectations (84th percentile)
59% Above average
Read 100
Write 105
Mixed 92.6
75% 99.4 MB/s
4K Read 0.33
4K Write 1.56
4K Mixed 0.17
62% 0.69 MB/s
Poor: 38%
This bench: 59%
Great: 63%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Crucial Ballistix Sport LT DDR4 2400 C16 2x8GB-$165
2 of 4 slots used
16GB DIMM DDR4 clocked @ 2400 MHz
Performing below potential (5th percentile) - ensure that a dual+ channel XMP BIOS profile is enabled
46.6% Average
MC Read 15.7
MC Write 16.1
MC Mixed 14.2
44% 15.3 GB/s
SC Read 13.7
SC Write 16.1
SC Mixed 16.4
44% 15.4 GB/s
Latency 63.8
63% 63.8 ns
Poor: 46%
This bench: 46.6%
Great: 89%
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 System Memory Latency Ladder

L1/L2/L3 CPU cache and main memory (DIMM) access latencies in nano seconds.

Typical Z170A-G45 GAMING (MS-7977) Builds (Compare 594 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 94%
Nuclear submarine
Desktop
Desktop 85%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 65%
Battle cruiser

Motherboard: MSI Z170A-G45 GAMING (MS-7977) - $170

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 85% - Excellent Total price: $1,217
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